The government of India is all set to operate flight for repatriation of Indians stranded abroad.
In the first phase of the evacuation government of India will operate as much as 64 flights in seven days to bring back over 15,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad.
The evaluation process will start from 07 May and Each day, on average, 2000 Indians will be flown back to the country from different countries.
The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for the travel, which would be by aircraft and naval ships, has also been prepared in this regard.
It is expected that the flights, scheduled to operate from 7 May, will depart empty from India and return to various cities in over ten states and union territories which include Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Delhi.
On the first day of the evacuation, about 2,300 stranded Indians are likely to return home. The Government is also likely to deploy Indian Navy ships for the purpose of evacuation.
Among the routes which are being explored for the purpose are Manila-Chennai, Chicago-Delhi-Hyderabad, New York-Delhi-Hyderabad, Kuwait-Kozhikode, and San Francisco-Delhi-Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if Air India will alone be deployed to carry out the evacuations.
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